I was not a fan of James Franco's narration, so that may be affecting my rating. But still, it felt like the story got away from King a few times, like he had an idea for a novel about a corrupt (surprisingly Trumpian) politician and also a few vignettes about a psychic and put them all together in this somewhat messy book.
I'm next in line, but I really want to start this tonight! I hardly ever buy books (❤ my library!), but am strongly considering just buying it on Kindle tonight. Should I?
I hadn‘t heard of The Dead Zone prior to @LauraJ‘s recommendation for #NewYearWhoDis. It seems to be one of King‘s novels that has faded into the background, but I think it deserves more recognition. It is pure fun in the beginning, and while it is never particularly scary, it does become eerie due to the supernatural elements and the political/social commentary (some of which is surprisingly reflective of today‘s world).
Thank you so much @Nazgul93 for my awesome #Nightmare4Christmas swap! I‘ve never heard of this zombie series but it looks pretty cool, & as always, I love all things Stephen King & these are 2 I‘ve never read. Thank you for the adorable socks, notepad, candies and not pictured, the homemade bookmarks. Thank you so much for everything, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! And thank you @teebe for hosting. 🤗
The audio book was great and I went straight to the DVD afterwards. I enjoyed both and overall I can happily say I‘m a big Stephen King fan. Try and watch Martin Sheen as a ‘Trump-esque‘ president bent on world destruction without feeling slightly nervous.
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My last book for the month! This was an alright read for me. It took a while to build up, but once into the meat of it I found it engaging. There are some definite parallels between this and our current political environments in the US, which made it more interesting. Unlike other King reads the ending wasn't disappointing or out of left field, so that was nice for a change.
Almost 3am and I am starting a new audio. I am two books behind on #losersclub and I just couldn't get I to the print version. I definitely want to try out Firestarter so even though I am not getting along with King, I am sticking it out for a bit.
I finally finished! I liked it a lot until I realized that I had seen a movie version starring Christopher Walken and then knew how it was going to play out.... I still enjoyed it in the end but read it much more slowly. I found the themes horrifyingly relevant to today. It's not the supernatural that's scary in the story as much as human nature.
This is a bit of a slow burner, but it was fantastic. Johnny Smith was a wonderful protagonist and very likable. Although there weren't really any scares, it is a tragic thriller with a setting very reminiscent of our current political environment.
Also I appreciate Westley 🐕 gaurding my tomato sauce while I read...even though he's mostly just waiting for food. 😆
I feel like I've been reading this book all month. I think the changing of the seasons has completely drained me. Regardless, the story is pretty great & sometimes I wonder if SK has access to time machine, which allowed him to loosely base the character of Greg Stillson on Donald Trump...creepy!
Anyways, I am committed to finishing this wonderful book sometime tomorrow!
Welcome to the #LosersClub open discussion for #TheDeadZone!
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Y‘all I‘m so sorry this is late today. I totally forgot!
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1) it snowed last week, thankfully the snow has all melted now. ❄
2) Just started both The Dead Zone & The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes.
3) It's my weekend off 🍾🎉. Dewey's #readathon & baking on Saturday & then celebrating my mom's birthday on Sunday!
4) My complete series of BTVS on DVD.
5) mid-theme song, cant make it to easy!
🎶Their house is a museum
When people come to see 'em
They really are a scream...🎶
I wanted to read something spooky for October and found this at the library. What I'm finding scary are the more real life aspects of waking up from a long coma, what happens to the body, rather than the supernatural elements of the book - although the book hasn't gotten into the creepier parts too much yet...
I read #TheDeadZone for the #LosersClub buddy read this month. I didn't find the story as compelling or as cohesive as King's other books. I found it depressing and some of the research into mental health was inaccurate. (See spoiler below) It may just be my mood, but I was not that engaged. I have had trouble concentrating lately. I hope the next book brings me out of the slump.
Work today. Major Dead Zone.
So after waiting a month, my book finally arrived! The only reason I ordered from Book Depository was for the cool minimalist cover. This is not that cover. 😒 It also cost twice as much. #losersclub Sorry for whining, but you are the only ones who understand!
Hey, #LosersClub! I almost forgot to send this reminder out today! The Dead Zone read starts TODAY! Woohoo! Please tag us so we can follow along with you. Don‘t forget the discussion for #TheDeadZone will be October 18th! Happy reading!
(Apologies in advance to anyone that asked to be tagged/untagged and is missed.)
UGH... that's time I'll NEVER get back! This is literally my face reading the second half of this book. I found the premise interesting but a lot like Providence which I didn't like either. I honestly didn't care about the last part of the book, with the senator guy? I don't even know what he was and I skimmed it all last night in bed and when I was done, I slammed the book closed and was just happy it was over. #KingtheHack #unpopularopinion
79 pages in and I've had to work hard to even pick this up. I'm getting disheartened with the length of it, also, especially since it's got such a slow burn. I don't know, King... this may really be the ending of us. I know I've said it before and didn't mean it but... 😒😒😒😒
Anyone have encouragement for me??? Lol, I'll also gladly take reasons you gave up on this too.
Hello, #ConstantReaders! Just a friendly reminder that we‘ll be reading #TheDeadZone next month. Get those copies ready! Our next King #buddyread kicks off on September 19th! 🤴📖🖤
If anyone wants to be tagged/untagged for future posts please let us know! (And apologies to anyone I missed tagging...working from an old list)
I always thought The Shining was my first SK novel, but it wasn't too long ago that I found out that he wrote The Dead Zone, a book I read in school. I have given it 4.5 stars in my old journal. Written below the rating is, 'My new favourite book and author.' 😀
Litsy put King back on my radar, and now I need suggestions on what to pick up next. 🤔
No chunksters though.
I love Stephen King! I can dive right into most of his books a slurp up the world he creates. This book was no different. The lead up to the main plot was long but dotted with seeds that grew into main characters, as he often does. This takes wraps up smartly and satisfyingly.
J is for Johnny Smith
I‘m listening to The Dead Zone now, so I just had to choose Johnny Smith for J and what better actor to highlight but Christopher Walken! He is just the right personality in my mind for Johnny.
It‘s been raining like crazy today in Atlanta, so I‘m listening to this audio, and it‘s very good so far!